The bonus ball going into our Championship campaign is that things have changed at the top. The staff at Norwich City can now enjoy a club run on purely on yellow and green passion as opposed to fear. This should create a real feel good factor.
A massive bonus for the Canaries is that Naismith will be able to hit the ground not just running, but sprinting. His Premier League experience alone is definitely worth the fee we paid.
As much as I like Russell Martin, if our current line-up pulls off another clean sheet against Chelsea, he’ll struggle to get back into this team. Ryan Bennett is getting better every week and I’m happy he’s getting a good run of games now.
Any Norwich striker this season will have an extremely difficult job, purely because of our formation, tactics and opposition we’re up against; most of the time playing one up top, which relies massively on our wingers getting those crosses in.
All the best teams are built around organisation and the right attitude to win football matches and we have that with Alex Neil. Look at the likes of QPR or, perhaps this season, Watford.
I know Norwich City will defeat a ‘Goliath’ next season. Either Chelsea, Manchester City or Arsenal will feel the pain and, of course, afterwards City won’t be credited on Match of the Day for outperforming their opponents.
Ipswich supporters are predicting our best players will be poached during the summer but I can’t see that happening on David McNally’s watch. Championship or Premier League, next season is only going to get better.
Elliott Bennett has dubbed our run ‘The Yellow Train’ and it really feels like there are shades of Liverpool’s Premier League title bid last season. Positive vibes at Carrow Road are here to stay now, let’s just hope it ends in success.
We signed the right players in the summer transfer window. We’ve got a strong spine to our team, strength in midfield, pace and skill in Nathan Redmond and, on paper, the best front two in the league in Gary Hooper and Cameron Jerome.
At the Brighton game, after Russell Martin’s goal, I heard the following in the Upper Barclay: “How lucky was that, bet he can’t believe it went in either…” This attitude needs to change but sums up where we are at as a football club right now.
I am in favour of refunding those devoted fans who travelled to Middlesborough. What a shambolic display – no one can come out and hide behind any excuses. It needs to happen, especially if the club want our continued support away from home